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By (author): Alison Oliver
9781328781628 Hardcover, Picture book English Age (years) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes Jun 11, 2019 Print Run: 30000
$25.50 CAD
Active 8 x 11 x 0.37 in | 390 gr 40 pages full-color illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Clarion Books
Sun, a sporty boy, reconnects with his artistic side in this gorgeous, joyful celebration of creativity that offers an expanded and appealing model for boyhood.

Sun loves everything about playing soccer: the cheers, the competition, the winning. But he feels as though something is missing. When he sees his younger brother spread out on the floor, creating a wondrous piece of art, he remembers how much he loves to make things. He goes to the beach to think, and it’s there that a magical encounter with a fox helps him reconnect with a long-forgotten source of happiness.

Simple words and stunning illustrations pair to show us there is more than one way to be a boy…and remind us of the deep satisfaction of creativity.

Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator ofMoon and the illustrator of more than 30 BabyLit board books. She is also author-illustrator of the Be Bold, Baby! board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. Alison lives in New York City, where she also runs a design studio called Sugar.


- Kirkus review
- Booklist review
- a beautiful new picture book from the author of Moon
- Rep Pick

Rep Pick:
If the artwork isn’t enough to make you swoon, then the story will be. Sun is the story of a young boy, a magical encounter with a fox, and the discovery that both sports and creativity can make him happy. —Laura MacDonald

"[An] immensely appealing fantasy...boldly colorful.... A visual treat for the young imagination."—Kirkus

"Vibrantly colored mixed-media collage illustrations capture Sun’s adventure and invite readers to do some exploring of their own."—Booklist

"Simply magical....A terrific storytime read-aloud or a one-on-one selection for a child struggling to find his or her bliss."—School Library Journal

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